Loreto’s spirituality was shaped by the Ignatian model of “contemplation in action” and inspired by the charism of Mary Ward.
Finding God in all things and all things in God is the keynote of our way of life. For St Ignatius and for Mary Ward, daily life, the ordinary way of doing things, was experienced as the place to encounter God. Listening to and reflecting on one’s inner self provides the compass that guides our journey through life. God’s desire for us is revealed in the deepest longing of our hearts.
This calls for Freedom —
- From all earthly things (use, not abuse of creation)
- For application to good works (in the service of others)
- To refer all to God (being tuned in to God)
This calls for Justice — living in right relationship:
- With God
- With myself
- With others
- With planet earth
This calls for Sincerity and Truth – being such as we appear and appearing such as we are:
- A life of integrity is one of sincerity, without masks or pretense. Joy overflows from the heart of those who are free, just and sincere.